Saudi Arabia on Friday reported seven fatalities due to the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), taking the kingdom’s death toll to 169 so far.

The number of infections with the highly contagious respiratory disease shot up by 1,344 to 24,097 since the outbreak of the deadly bug in the kingdom, the Saudi Health Ministry’s Spokesman Mohammad Al-Abdulali said in a daily news briefing Friday.

In addition, a total of 392 patients have been cured of the Covid-19, raising the count of recoveries to 3,555, while 117 others are still languishing in intensive care units, the spokesman added.

Covid-19 kills six, infects 557 in UAE

The UAE’s Ministry of Health on Friday announced seven additional fatalities, taking the country’s tally of confirmed deaths up to 111.

The ministry, in a press statement, also recorded 557 more infections with the highly contagious disease, raising its total number of infections to 13,038.

In addition, 114 patients have recovered from the respiratory illness, bringing the UAE’s total number of already treated people to 2,543, the ministry added.

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